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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:04 pm

if mikrotik added these openvpn client features it would be able to connect to 99% of "standard" servers, no raw configuration needed:
  • comp-lzo support
  • some way to disable auth-user-pass (the servers i configure to have mikrotik clients must have a dummy auth script, what a joke!)
  • tls-auth key support
  • udp support (+fragment/mssfix)
If only they could listen!
Just receive confirmation from their support, that they won't do anything about it.
I wanted to buy a MikroTik RB1100AHx2 to play with, now I'm lost cause I use OpenVPN a lot and I wanted to replace the server-side using RouterOS.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:12 pm

Is there a way for the community to create packages that could be use within RouterOS ?

Could be a solution to create one package with full OpenVPN support, cause that's the only thing that makes me refrain from buying a MikroTik device :-(
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 pm

If you really need those features at the moment. Run openwrt image in metarouter and run ovpn from there with full feature set.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:47 pm

Is it possible create virtual network interfaces on RouterOS that could be used from within openwrt for incoming and outcoming data ?

Anyway, all information/logs/graphs/users currently logged in, ... won't be there
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:47 pm

If you really need those features at the moment. Run openwrt image in metarouter and run ovpn from there with full feature set.
This is not the solution. With metarouter my router's CPU gets horribly overloaded so much that my whole LAN starts lagging (RB2011).
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:18 am

i'm very interested when we reach the point where Mikrotik will admint why they deny to use UDP and compression in OpenVPN.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:34 pm

If you really need those features at the moment. Run openwrt image in metarouter and run ovpn from there with full feature set.
I understand that you advise me to buy a router which works fine openWRT and use that router but not mikrotik?
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:03 am

When will this be added? :?
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:55 am

+1+1+1+1+1
Udp for ovpn now!!!
WOOF BANG!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:11 pm

over 4 years and no comment from Mikrotik??
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:35 am

 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:58 pm

Oh, we're making progress!
Few years ago it was almost written in stone that no UDP support is ever planned.
Those are good news, at least they are considering it now.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:20 am

please add full openvpn support like OpenWTR software.

Thank You!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:26 pm

+1

I really need UDP OpenVPN + compression. TCP OpenVPN doesn't perform well on latency.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:44 pm

All of you, Go and vote your support here : http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86461
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:11 am

All of you, Go and vote your support here : http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86461

Seriously. Not even related. Not at all. Thread jacking.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:16 pm

+1

UDP + LZO
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:20 am

+1

UDP + LZO
+ 1000000

but that mikrotik continually ignore our requests
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:37 am

+100 need LZO +UDP OpenVpn
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:39 am

+1

UDP + LZO
+ 1000000

but that mikrotik continually ignore our requests

after 30 day New Year 2015 but not LZO and UPD OpenVPN in Mikrotik Os 6 - OMG....
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Looks like thay haven't managed to make it work like it should so they just cut it off from the software. It would be nice if they talk to us e tell why such important features inside OpenVPN are not going to be implemented.
Sorry mikrotik team... but it sounds like lazy developers trying to not have to debug the code...

Anyway...
+1 for OpenVPN full support!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:24 pm

I also would like to see the ovpn over udp in ros.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:04 pm

Why is Mikrotik ignoring all those request for UDP based OpenVPN and proposing and TCP VPN solution as an alternative ?
OpenVPN is very very buggy and hard to implement. Our developers almost all committed suicide trying to make it work. It's a big mess, so we can't continue to implement it 100%
I don't think we need all features of OpenVPN. UDP support requires the same effort as TCP support, which I find hard to believe would be difficult at all. When I configure OpenVPN by hand, it is a single line where I write either "TCP" or "UDP". Not exactly rocket science. I don't believe that implementing that should trigger any suicide. Almost every OpenVPN implementation I have worked with is using UDP for performance reasons. The choice to use TCP to me is very strange anyhow.

At least consider to implement UDP. Please!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:49 pm

+1 for UDP on openvpn !
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:14 pm

+100500 for ovpn udp lzo
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:29 am

Please add UDP for openvpn !
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:01 am

+1 for udp.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:36 pm

+100999500100999500100999500100999500100999500 for ovpn udp lzo

pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz pleaz

ok just kidding. As stated before nobody cares about +1, please, whatsoever.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:46 pm

if mikrotik added these openvpn client features it would be able to connect to 99% of "standard" servers, no raw configuration needed:
  • comp-lzo support
  • some way to disable auth-user-pass (the servers i configure to have mikrotik clients must have a dummy auth script, what a joke!)
  • tls-auth key support
  • udp support (+fragment/mssfix)
I second tls-auth support. I work for an ISP that offers VPN services to our internet connectivity customers and if RouterOS supported TLS auth, we would sell *a lot* of these devices. The demand for our VPN keeps growing every day, more and more customers are looking to do "whole home VPN", and are struggling to find an inexpensive, "off the shelf" router that supports this with OpenVPN. I have wished a long time for myself and them ROS could do tls-auth.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:21 pm

+100500 for ovpn udp!!!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:23 pm

+1 for lzo.

We are going to replace all our routers and lzo is a requirement :-(
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Yes please, OpenVPN is in a urgent need of an update, I can't understand why this is being ignored for such a long time.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:58 am

Probably because of RouterOS 7.x :-)
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:06 pm

Yes please, OpenVPN is in a urgent need of an update, I can't understand why this is being ignored for such a long time.
At first I could not understand either, but now I do:
I thought that there was just a standard OpenVPN daemon running on the MikroTik, which maybe had to be updated to a
recent version and some config widgets added to the GUI.
But in one of the many posts about this subject it was revealed that this is not the case. The OpenVPN on RouterOS is an own
implementation that does only part of the protocol. And of course, extending that to a full version takes a lot of work.

I don't know why the existing and widely used OpenVPN is not used, but it may be a licensing issue.
I have had another router that once offered OpenVPN and after an update this functionality vanished without explanation.
Maybe the OpenVPN folks are actively pursuing use of their software outside of their conditions (e.g. in a close-source product).
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:56 pm

Yes please, OpenVPN is in a urgent need of an update, I can't understand why this is being ignored for such a long time.
At first I could not understand either, but now I do:
I thought that there was just a standard OpenVPN daemon running on the MikroTik, which maybe had to be updated to a
recent version and some config widgets added to the GUI.
But in one of the many posts about this subject it was revealed that this is not the case. The OpenVPN on RouterOS is an own
implementation that does only part of the protocol. And of course, extending that to a full version takes a lot of work.

I don't know why the existing and widely used OpenVPN is not used, but it may be a licensing issue.
I have had another router that once offered OpenVPN and after an update this functionality vanished without explanation.
Maybe the OpenVPN folks are actively pursuing use of their software outside of their conditions (e.g. in a close-source product).
Well if to go on their website you can scroll through the Licensing page and you can clearly see there are 3 types of licensing, the first two are related to their own Access Server implementation and not the case we look for and the third one is the OpenVPN® Open Source Community Software which I suppose is the one most use, so if there are any licensing problems then those must be tied to these two:
• OpenVPN 2 Open Source Software License is governed by GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).
• OpenVPN 3 Open Source Software License is governed by GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).

That being said I don't think the case you were explaining is because of licensing as generally GPL is good for everyone, probably it's mostly tied to the popularity of a service, so if their metrics say that service was used by a low number of customers who purchased their routers then they wouldn't see any benefit in investing development resources into that, leading to an out of date service and it's removal as not to receive complaints about a service being offered but not working as it should.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue May 02, 2017 5:26 am

Unless this viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77898&start=150#p546841
post has been invalidated. It will be in V7.

Normis & Mr Z Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also I found out and interesting fact about OpenVPN, it is not multl-threaded, it is single threaded, meaing it doesn't scale with ANY SMP architecture.

Normis and Mrz are the IPSEC and SSTP Implementations in the RouterOS multi-threaded?
Is this and the other issues listed @ https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... #Threading the reason for the long delay in adding UDP and LZO Comp to OpenVPN?

If it is, do you plan to share how you are solving it with the OpenVPN Authors?
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 am

Unless this viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77898&start=150#p546841
post has been invalidated. It will be in V7.
We all know that. But there is no indication whatsoever there will ever be a V7. So that is useless info.
People are waiting for something they can use, don't want to be referred to some future product that may or may not
become available in 3 years time.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue May 02, 2017 6:08 pm

Unless this viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77898&start=150#p546841
post has been invalidated. It will be in V7.
We all know that. But there is no indication whatsoever there will ever be a V7. So that is useless info.
People are waiting for something they can use, don't want to be referred to some future product that may or may not
become available in 3 years time.
True. I am more curious as to if the issues making it take so long are the ones I brought up.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sat May 20, 2017 12:35 am

openvpn clients in routers with tls-auth, udp, compression are industry standard by now... Did Mikrotik ever comment on the openvpn deficiency resp. corrective actions?
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Tue May 23, 2017 9:25 pm

While Mirotik plan for 100G ports in upcoming routers maybe they can offer open module spec if they unable to implement ovpn module?

OVPN is one os the main distinct feature of MT. And while ovpn developers at openvpn.net produce one version after another MT developers won't make good implementation?

Please, please! Ovpn is the Swish Knife in network field so it is a shame not to use it. Yes, this is not that Enterprise thing but a lot of people uses it!
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:36 pm

Its fall of 2017 now... 9 years from initial feature request.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:37 pm

teaser:
What's new in 7.0 alpha
*) added support for UDP OpenVPN;
No answer to your question? How to write posts
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:52 pm

teaser:
What's new in 7.0 alpha
*) added support for UDP OpenVPN;
U are So funny m8
RouterOS v7 is a funny joke
MTCNA MTCRE MTCTCE MTCUME MTCWE MTCIPv6E MTCINE
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:57 pm

It is actual copy from actual changelog.
No answer to your question? How to write posts
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:11 pm

Cool thing - Thanks for the info.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:31 pm

It is actual copy from actual changelog.
OK Cool
Let Us test it
MTCNA MTCRE MTCTCE MTCUME MTCWE MTCIPv6E MTCINE
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Hmm, alpha... it looks like we may get something ready for this thread's 10th anniversary. I just hope that other nice OpenVPN features will also make it to the party.
People who quote full posts should be spanked with ethernet cable. Some exceptions for multi-topic threads may apply.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:08 pm

Hmm, alpha... it looks like we may get something ready for this thread's 10th anniversary. I just hope that other nice OpenVPN features will also make it to the party.
LZO compression and SHA2 (SHA512) authentication come to mind...
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Just wanted to setup another new MT device with openvpn / udp but now I am reading this. It's actually very disappointing to read the whole thread from the beginning guys.
 
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Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:54 am

It's a long standing request, and shouldn't be a lot of work.
This is a 12 year old request. What is going on?? Had to switch all of my VPN clients to other routers simply because of this. Mikrotik OpenVPN was 600+ms ping time and LOTS of packet loss. PPTP or IPsec was 90ms. But, OpenVPN is the only tech that the NSA can't break and that is truly secure. Also, it is the only one besides PPTP that AT&T's routers will allow to have servers.

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